In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed August 21st as a day to recognize the older adults in our lives and honor senior citizens across our nation.
From the proclamation:
“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older—places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.”
This National Senior Citizens Day we celebrate the wisdom and experience of older adults!